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Episode #112

Smoked Seared Tuna

Air date 07/05/12
Host: Chef Rob Stinson

Chef Rob Stinson teaches you a quick and easy way to smoke-sear fresh tuna with a wasabi aioli and braised bitter greens. 



½ tspn sesame oil
5 oz tuna steak
1 tbspn cracked black pepper
¼ pound of mesquite chips or hickory
Place tuna on rack in hotel pan.  Place mesquite on opposite end of pan and cover with foil.  Place over high heat where mesquite is for 6 minutes.  Carefully remove from heat and remove foil under exhaust hood or outside as smoke will be thick.  After smoking the tuna can be seared in a skillet on high heat for 1 minute a side to taste using the sesame oil. (Rare, Medium Rare, Medium or Well done)
½ tbspn sesame oil
½ tbspn organic local honey
1 tspn garlic minced
½ tbspn soy sauce
2 tbspn orange juice squeezed from fresh orange
2 tbspn lemon juice squeezed from fresh lemon
½ tbspn orange peel
½ tbspn lemon peel
½ tbspn sesame seeds
¼ tspn crushed red pepper
1 tbspn ketchup
Place oil in saucepan with garlic and lightly brown.  Add all other ingredients and raise to a light boil.  Remove and cool to serve
1 tbspn wasabi powder
½ cup plain yogurt
½ tspn garlic powder
½ tspn sucralose
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk.  Chill and serve.
4 large leaves of turnip greens
2 tbspn sliced turnip root 
1/2 tspn canola oil
1/2 tspn chopped lean bacon cooked crisp & dried & chopped
2 tbspn chopped white onion
1 tbspn minced  garlic
2 tbspn diced red bell pepper 
Place oil in sauté pan on high heat.  Place garlic, onion and turnip root in pan and sear till lightly brown.  Add bacon to pan and then layer turnip greens on top to cover the entire pan.  Turn with spatula and braise the other side of greens and serve.


Smoked Seared Tuna
Amount Per Serving 
  Calories 118.3
  Total Fat 3.1 g
  Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
  Cholesterol 41.1 mg
  Sodium 33.3 mg
  Potassium 403.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
  Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
  Sugars 0.0 g
  Protein 21.2 g
Braised Bitter Greens
Amount Per Serving 
  Calories 827.9
  Total Fat 88.0 g
  Saturated Fat 6.4 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 26.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 51.6 g
  Cholesterol 0.7 mg
  Sodium 56.6 mg
  Potassium 359.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
  Sugars 1.8 g
  Protein 2.5 g
Teriyaki Glaze
Amount Per Serving 
  Calories 69.3
  Total Fat 4.5 g
  Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 153.6 mg
  Potassium 70.2 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
  Sugars 4.9 g
  Protein 0.7 g
Wasabi Aioli
Amount Per Serving 
  Calories 24.7
  Total Fat 0.5 g
  Saturated Fat 0.3 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Cholesterol 1.7 mg
  Sodium 20.7 mg
  Potassium 97.8 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g
  Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
  Sugars 2.2 g
  Protein 1.8 g